Sunday, November 6, 2016

Slang terms used in Canada


ABM - a common term for an automated bank machine.

Bytown - the original name of Ottawa - still used in the same context as Hogtown for Toronto or Cowtown for Calgary

Canuck - a slang term for "Canadian".

Double-double -  a cup of coffee from Tim's with two creams and two sugars.

Hydro -  power from hydroelectricity now a synonym for electrical service.

KD - Kraft macaroni and cheese.

Loonie -  Canadian one dollar coin.

Pop -  the name for soft drinks

Regular -  a coffee with one cream and one sugar.

Runners -  running shoes or sneakers.


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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Even more slang

My bad - If someone has made a mistake, the phrase “my bad” is frequently employed as an apology or admission. It means “I was bad!” This is one of the phrases parents use themselves, to the everlasting embarrassment of their children.

“busted.” The word was simply slang for “broken and reinvented to mean someone was caught, probably doing something they shouldn’t


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